Take a breath today, our fears can bring us to a greater place of clarity and healing, but it takes time. … More fear.
Writer and theologian, Frederick Buechner once said, “The story of any one of us is in some measure the story of us all.” It was hard for me to write the final part of our story, because even though this concludes my story, it isn’t the end. Because God is still healing us. It is my hope that this story told in three acts challenges, comforts, and reminds all that God is always at work, even when we aren’t aware of it. … More Broken, Bruised, and Being Made New (Act 3)
Last night, I shared the painful story that began my family’s hiatus from attending church. In this second part or act, I explain how my wife and I started to and continue to heal. The second act within stories is considered by many to be the most challenging ones. In the first act, the setting is taking shape, our characters are introduced, and the conflict is established. In the second act, our characters encounter a variety of obstacles (internally or externally or both) that prevent them from resolving the conflict. Little did I know that the second act of our story, would be unlike any story I had encountered. … More Broken, Bruised, and Being Made New (Act 2)
the greatest command In Jesus’s day he was asked by an expert on their Bible, what was the greatest of all of the commands of God gave the Israelites. This is no simple question. There were hundreds of laws he could have chosen from, ranging from the obscure to the hyper spiritual. In his response … More Kingdom Values (Part 1)
Prologue: Easter Sunday 2015. That was the last time my family and I attended church. When we left the church I was working at, we were warned that we were going to enter into a time of suffering, spiritually and relationally. One year later, our relationship with each other and Jesus has been stronger than … More Rebuilding My Beliefs Through 10 Meditations (Prologue)
A couple of days ago, I received an email from a long-time friend of my family. My mother had shown him a couple of the blog entries from this site written by her favorite (and only) son. He commented that he enjoyed reading them but wanted to know if I wrote on “non-moral or secular” … More Remembering…Even When We Forget
Tonight I was trying to get some homework complete before this weekend came. I am the type of student that needs to have audio going on in the background in order to properly study. My cat must have sat on the remote because the television had turned on without me doing so. Wheel of Fortune … More Hope and Wheel of Fortune